How to become a great personal trainer

6 ways to become a more effective personal trainer

Think about it: What do clients want from their personal trainer? In a nutshell, they want their trainer to be effective. To get results. To help them achieve fitness or weight loss, or the summer body they want to have. You can become a more effective personal trainer. Here’s how. 1. Be super-educated about your […]

What are simple and complex carbohydrates

The most important difference between simple and complex carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not made equal. They come in two forms: simple and complex. And essentially, the difference between the two lies in the way each is digested and absorbed by your body. Understanding the difference between the two means you’re able to make better choices about your nutrition. Let’s take a closer look. Simple carbohydrates […]

The truth about exercise and genetics

The truth about your genetics and your weight

So you’ve been working out hard, for months. And you haven’t let one “bad” food past your lips. But you aren’t shedding the weight. Not as fast as you’d hoped. And now you’re watching your dad gardening. And he’s a little pudgy. And it occurs to you, your weight – and the way you just […]

Ensure your kids make good nutrition choices

Nutrition: How to get your kids to eat healthy

One of the most important steps you can take to get your kids to eat healthy – and ensure that their nutrition is top notch – is to create an environment where they can make good nutritional choices. You need to lead your kids by your example and foster a supportive environment. You and your family […]

Benefits of water

Why water is the most powerful health booster

Go and get a glass of water as the benefits of drinking this liquid are huge! Take a look. 1. Helps maintain the body’s fluid balance The human body is about 70% water. That’s because every cell in the body is made up of it and a lot of our bodily functions require it as well. If you […]

Samanth Wonfor

Samantha Wonfor, #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, tells us why she entered the Face of Fitness competition

The final 32 competitors for the USN Face of Fitness competition will be announced tomorrow. Our very own #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Samantha Wonfor, has entered this competition. We caught up with her before the big reveal. I have always loved sport Samantha Wonfor has always loved competing in different sports and fitness was just a natural progression […]

How to give nutrition information to your peers

How to give nutrition information to your peers

Get a few buddies together round a table, and ask them what foods are good (or bad) for you, and you’ll soon have a rather heated discussion. That’s because everybody has strong opinions about what constitutes the “ideal” diet. Even the experts agree. Says Dr Deborah Gordon: “I’ll start right off with admitting that it’s […]

worst fitness trends out

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still […]

What you didn't know about sushi

Why sushi isn’t good for you

Sushi’s healthy, right? It’s good for your nutrition? Wrong! Yes, the fresh fish used is good for you: the tuna and salmon usually used are packed with omegas. However, as a general rule, sushi isn’t a good choice if you’re trying to follow a healthy diet – one that’s focused on low-GI carbohydrates, healthy lean […]

How to make carb-less baked goods

How to make carb-less baked goods

Over the years, there have been many attempts to cut carbohydrates out of our diets – one way or the other – and to replace these nutrients with proteins: it started with Atkins and has been followed up with, more recently, by Tim Noakes and the banting diet.  In nutrition and fitness circles, there has […]

Christeline Caldeira

A fitness role model: Christeline Caldeira

When you speak to Christeline Caldeira, you don’t want to stop. She is an engaging, likeable and truly special person. The great thing is that she doesn’t come across as an individual who’s achieved what she has, in the fitness industry, merely because of self-discipline and never eating what she shouldn’t. Christeline feels confident to […]

Lee Binks

Fitness transformation sensation

If you’ve ever felt like not going to work out because you feel a bit stiff and sore, think about Lee Binks and we’re 100% sure that you’ll be motivated to high tail it to gym! Motivated to start lifting weights because of health issues, she has built herself up to winning both local and […]

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